I am a scholar and teacher of postcolonial literature in English. My specializations include Caribbean literature, Caribbean and British cultural entanglements, and the novel. Currently, I am Assistant Professor of English at San Francisco State University.
I completed my Ph.D. in English at Vanderbilt University. Prior to graduate work, I earned a B.A. in English Literature at Florida State University, where my interest in Caribbean literary studies was sparked during a semester in London.
My current project is "Small Places: The Anglophone Caribbean, Victorian Britain, and the Forms of Atlantic Archipelagoes," a book manuscript that aligns the Caribbean and Britain through their shared geographical reality as archipelagoes. I argue that the context of the archipelago foregrounds how key writers from opposite ends of the colonial-postcolonial spectrum approach literary form in surprisingly similar ways.
My work has been published in journals such as Small Axe, Journal of Transnational American Studies, and Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA), and has also been supported by the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities. I also engage with the broader public through my work with the New Books Network.